Karin A. Pacheco, MD, MSPH Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Karin A. Pacheco, MD, is an allergist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Pacheco is in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Associate Professor Department of Medicine Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences 5280 Top Doctors 2020 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars 162 Patient Ratings 38 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Beryllium Program Department of Medicine Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Specialties & Conditions Beryllium Sensitization Metal & Cement Allergies Occupational Allergic Disease Occupational Asthma Occupational Related Lung Disease Research Areas Environmental and Occupational Diseases Special Interests Clinical Interests Occupational asthma and allergies. Challenge Chamber for diagnosis of Occupational Asthma. Dr. Pacheco specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of occupational asthma and allergic disease. She performs specific occupational allergen challenges to help diagnose occupational asthma as well as specific skin and patch testing to occupational allergens. Research Interests Genetic and environmental risk factors for asthma and allergy to laboratory animals in exposed research scientists and technicians. See More View Curriculum Vitale Education Education 1998 - 2001 University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, MSPH, Preventive Med & Biometrics, Honors Thesis 1983 New York University School of Medicine, MD, with Honors 1976 - 1978 New York University, Premedical Studies 1973 Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA), BA, Economics & French Literature 1971 - 1972 L'Académie (Paris), Junior Year Abroad Residency 1998 - 2001 National Jewish Health / University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Residency, Occupational Medicine 1983 - 1986 University of Colorado Denver, Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine Fellowship 1990 - 1994 National Jewish Health / University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Fellowship, Allergy and Immunology Awards & Recognition 2014: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc. 1991-1992: Della McShane Fellowship in Medicine (Allergy) 1990-1991: Liz Claiborne, Inc. Fellowship in Immunology NYU MD with honors in microbiology First Prize for Student Research Bertran Gesner Memorial Prize for excellence in research in immunology Board Certification Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine Allergy and Immunology American Conjoint Board of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Occupational Medicine American Board of Preventive Medicine Professional Memberships Fellow, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Environmental and Occupational Respiratory Disease Section American Thoracic Society, Environmental/Occupational Health Section American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Publications Pacheco K, Maier L, Silveira L, Goelz K, Noteware K, Luna B, and C Rose. Association of CD14 alleles with chest symptoms and lung function in laboratory animal researchers. (manuscript in preparation) Pacheco K, Maier L, Silveira L, Goelz K, Noteware K, Luna B, Murphy J, Dubois R, and C Rose. Association of TLR4 alleles with symptoms and sensitization to laboratory animals. (manuscript in revision) Pacheco K, McCammon C, Liu AH, Thorne PS, O’Neill M, Martyny J, Newman L, and Rose CS. Characterization of endotoxin and mouse allergen exposures in mouse facilities and research laboratories. Ann Occup Hyg 2006; 50 (6): 563-572. epub April 2006. Pacheco KA, McCammon C, Liu AH, Thorne PS, O’Neill ME, Martyny J, Newman LS, Hamman RF, and Rose CS. Airborne endotoxin predicts symptoms in nonsensitized technicians and research scientists exposed to laboratory mice. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2003; 167: 983-990. Pacheco K, Tarkowski M, Negri J, Sterritt C, Rosenwasser L, and Borish L. The influence of diesel exhaust particles on mononuclear phagocytic cell-derived cytokines: IL-10, TGF-b and IL-1b. Clin Exp Immunol. 2001 Dec; 126(3): 374-83. Academic Affiliations Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine and Allergy/Immunology, University of Colorado Denver Teaching & Professional Positions “Bioaerosols in Occupational Medicine,” A Problem-Based Learning Course “History of Occupational Medicine” in Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Health Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations. Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654Fax: 303.398.1452 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.6 Friendliness 4.6 Spoke using clear language 4.6 Provider explained things clearly 4.5 Amount of time spent with you 4.6 Provider included you in decisions 4.6 Confidence in your doctor 4.6 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.6 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 The doctor was outstanding and I enjoyed her very much National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 I really enjoyed my visit. The doctor was very compassionate and knowledgeable. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 *Dr. Pacheco was wonderful, still is. She & her team still connect w. us when needed. Very thankful for her & her team. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2020 *Dr. Pachehco was very thorough in explaining possible allergic reactions some individuals may experience with the cement used with limb replacements. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2020 I thoroughly enjoyed my appointments with Dr. Pacheco. She is a very personable, professional and competent doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 She is an amazing doctor! You feel like that she is your friend. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 The doctor asked the right questions to fill in on information I did not make clear at first National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 *Dr. Pacheco was the best. She spent time with me discussing my overall health & well-being & showed genuine concern. She discussed the [diagnostic] testing with me & explained the results. I appreciate everything. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2020 Dr. Pacheco and her staff were well informed, patient and helpful. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 I was very pleased with care provider! National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Karen has always been very concerned with my state of health. show more National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2020 Good experience National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 *Karin Pacheco very professional and knowledgeable - National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 good National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 She spend almost 3 hours for this interview - very thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2020 Outstanding physician!! National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 Dr. Pacheco is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. She helped me resolve my fears about my [treatment]. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2019 very good experience. Impressed by Providers expertise and knowledge.I think I was taken care by the very best in the field.Hats off. Thank you Dr. Pacheco. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 The visit was intended as a second opinion. [PHI] Visit only served to cast doubt without providing anything useful I could have confidence in. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 I think she is a very good doctor. She takes the time to make you understand everything. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 *Dr. Pacheco was wonderful. National Jewish Health Patient– October, 2019 Dr Pachecos care and knowledge has changed my life I am so great full she is my doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 very happy National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2019 Dr. Pacheco was amazing!!! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 good , I have recommended persons to N.J.H and have told other people how good my doctor is. and she cares about you. your not just a # . National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 she was excellent, very thorough, I never felt rushed. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Dr. Pacheco was really great and incredibly knowledgable. She was extremely kind and helpful in determining my next step in my care. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Dr. Pacheco is an excellent clinician. I felt very confident that she would address all my health concerns. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 Dr. Pacheco is fabulous! She is thorough and professional and felt completely confident in her care! Thank you!! National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 *Dr. Pacheco is very detailed; extremely thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– May, 2019 Always very happy after my visits all my questions answered. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 She was very thorough and explained everything I needed to know about the test and results. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 Follow up letter and returning calls is a issue. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 Dr. Pacheco was more thorough than other providers I have seen for my issue. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2019 Exceptional physician! National Jewish Health Patient– December, 2018 No report received [PHI] National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2018 All good National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2018 National Jewish has a carefully thought out system in place that allows you to see a great number of patients and provide the care they require. We thank you for the care you provided [PHI].